News, Stories, and Field Notes from the Growing Center

Family Literacy Month is Coming in November!

Family Literacy Month is coming in November! The Somerville Family Learning Collaborative (SFLC), in collaboration with SomerPromise, is celebrating this year by hanging several StoryWalks© in various locations across Somerville for families to read together. The StoryWalk© Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, Vermont, in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. StoryWalks© offer children and adults the chance to get moving outside and explore stories at the same time. We are delighted to join with the Growing Center in this endeavor. The story boards are hanging on the Vinal Avenue fence near the entrance, and we encourage everyone to remember social distancing as you

Tracking Urban Wildlife at the Growing Center, and Beyond

If you've visited the Growing Center this summer and fall, you may have noticed a new high-tech accessory tucked among the grasses, herbs, vegetables, and trees. Over the summer, Dr. Thilina Surasinghe, a professor at the Department of Biological Sciences at Bridgewater State University and member of the Mass Audubon’s Science Advisory Council, reached out to the Growing Center about being part of a project to monitor wildlife in local urban landscapes. Dr. Surasinghe's project is setting up a transect of 20-25 automated game cameras focusing on southeastern Massachusetts, and including a diverse range of habitats and landscapes––ranging among rural/forested areas, exurban environments, deve

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Mailing Address: P. O. Box 76

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